Edward LaFehr appointed President Taqa North Ltd.; Frédéric Lesage named Chief Strategy Officer
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, September 19 - 2012 at 09:22
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Taqa North Ltd. (Taqa North), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (Taqa), has appointed Edward LaFehr to the position of President of Taqa North, succeeding Frédéric Lesage who has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer of Taqa, with both appointments effective October 9, 2012.
In his present role at Talisman, Mr LaFehr is responsible for the company's Canadian business with assets across Alberta, Saskatchewan and northeast British Columbia.
Prior to Talisman, Mr LaFehr held a variety of positions with BP in the United States, Egypt, the North Sea and Trinidad and Tobago. Mr LaFehr holds a Master of Science in Geophysics from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr Lesage will be responsible for Taqa's portfolio alignment and group strategy in his new role based in Abu Dhabi. Mr Lesage joined Taqa in 2007 as Group Vice President, Integration and Optimisation, before moving to Canada in 2008 as Managing Director and then President of Taqa North.
While at Taqa North, he successfully consolidated three North American companies acquired by Taqa in 2007 and 2008 into a single exploration and production company.
Carl Sheldon, CEO of Taqa, said, "I would like to congratulate Frédéric on his new role. I look forward to Fred joining my executive team in Abu Dhabi where he will be ideally placed to ensure an efficient execution of our strategy across the Group at what is a very exciting time for the company."
David Cook, Taqa Executive Officer and Head of Oil and Gas, added, "Edward LaFehr is a well-rounded senior executive who brings to Taqa leadership and operational experience from large and complex operations in various geographies. We are pleased Ed is joining our team."
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